DVD Reviews

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Good

Poltergeist: 25th Anniversary Editon DVD

So, it's 25 years since that classic catchphrase, "They're heeeere", made its mark. And in those intervening years, the film has been frequently refererenced and parodied.

4

Poor

Return to House on Haunted Hill (DVD)

When a heroine is seen in the early reels of a horror movie wearing a white vest top, the chances are high that it won’t be pristine come the gripping finale.

10

Superb

Bridge to Terabithia (DVD)

The exquisite Bridge to Terabithia is a surprising film for many reasons. It features two juvenile leads who are bearable.

8

Great

Tell No One (DVD)

A French interpretation of a glossy American thriller? It’s not the most obvious of combinations, is it? Tell No One is Harlan Coben’s best-selling beach-read slab of crime fiction as...

6

Fair

Taking Liberties (DVD)

"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty."— Thomas Jefferson

7

Good

Spider-Man 3 (DVD)

I have to confess that I enjoyed Spider-Man 3 on DVD more so than I did when I saw it at the cinema.

4

Poor

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film (DVD)

There comes a point in every critic’s life where they must, inevitably, question if they’re just too damn old for the job.

8

Great

The Dam Busters (DVD)

While the recently re-released Billy Liar might be a slightly more off-the-wall slice of classic film making, The Dam Busters is truly one of the best examples of stiff-upper-lip, Boy’s...

8

Great

Billy Liar (DVD)

There’s something of Billy Fisher in all of us; the perpetually fantasist who daydreams their way out of the real world and into their own private one. No? Oh ...

8

Great

Blue Blood (DVD)

Riley’s excellent documentary focuses on the perhaps unlikely subject of university boxing — or, rather, Varsity boxing; the annual, not-terribly-well-known outside Oxbridge boxing tournament between Oxford and Cambridge.With Cambridge bringing...